Gratitude increases our efforts in the pursuit of goals, because being thankful makes us resilient. Here’s how.
Why Hopeful Realism Beats Mandatory Optimism
One unavoidable piece of advice today is be positive. We’re supposed to filter out supposed negativity in meetings, reports, and general conversation because we think positivity produces the results we want. Optimism is almost mandatory in some environments. As Dan Lovallo and Daniel Kahneman point out, critical feedback is discouraged and treated like disloyalty. “The […]
3 Leadership Lessons from the Cubs’ Historic World Series Win
I’m not much of a baseball fan. I played in high school, but I lost interest after breaking my elbow. So while most of my friends were deep into game seven of the World Series, I went to bed. Then they woke me up. Several of us were staying in a vacation home for a […]
Why You Aren’t Dead Yet
You may be old. You may be sick. You may be divorced. You may be out of work. You may be broke. You are still here for a reason.